Andrew A. Dahl, MD, FACS
Andrew A. Dahl, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist. Dr. Dahl's educational background includes a BA with Honors and Distinction from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, and an MD from Cornell University, where he was selected for Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. He had an internal medical internship at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center.
Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.
- Corneal ulcer facts
- What is a corneal ulcer?
- What does a corneal ulcer look like?
- What are the causes of a corneal ulcer?
- What are risk factors for corneal ulcers?
- What are corneal ulcer symptoms?
- What are corneal ulcer signs?
- What types of doctors treat corneal ulcers?
- How does a health care professional diagnose a corneal ulcer?
- What are corneal ulcer treatment options?
- What is the healing time for a corneal ulcer?
- What is the prognosis of a corneal ulcer?
- Is it possible to prevent corneal ulcers?
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Corneal ulcer facts
- A corneal ulcer is an open sore on the cornea.
- There are a wide variety of causes of corneal ulcers, including infection, physical and chemical trauma, corneal drying and exposure, and contact lens overwear and misuse.
- Corneal ulcers are a serious problem and may result in loss of vision or blindness.
- Most corneal ulcers are preventable.
- With appropriate and timely treatment, the majority of corneal ulcers will improve with minimal adverse effect on vision.
What is a corneal ulcer?
A corneal ulcer is an open sore or epithelial defect with underlying inflammation on the cornea, the clear structure in the front of the eye. The cornea overlies the iris, which is the colored part of the eye and is separated from the iris by the aqueous fluid in the anterior chamber of the eye.
What does a corneal ulcer look like?
A corneal ulcer will often appear as a gray to white opaque or translucent area on the normally clear and transparent cornea. Some corneal ulcers may be too small to see without adequate magnification and illumination. See the first reference for pictures of a corneal ulcer.
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